22 Mar 2011

Ireland 4th in IRB world rankings

6:58 am on 22 March 2011

Ireland have climbed 2 places to fourth in the International Rugby Board world rankings following their comprehensive victory against England at the weekend.

Their 24-8 Six Nations victory in Dublin means Ireland end the tournament as the Northern Hemisphere's highest rabked team behind leaders New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.

England are 5th, followed by France, Wales, Argentina, Scotland, Fiji, Samoa and Italy.